Sign – Thank God For Silence

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Album Review by Mark Bayross

Hailing from Iceland and boasting a 19 year-old guitar prodigy frontman called Zolberg, Sign have been impressing their way through the rock scene in the UK and the States and THANK GOD FOR SILENCE has all the swagger and rock n’ roll thrills to point at a bright future for this young foursome.

Zolberg is in possession of an impressively throaty roar that belies his age (the product of a nicotine-charged misspent youth I’d wager) and the band tear through anthems like LOVE TO BE LOVED and WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW like Motley Crue on speed while still finding time to throw in an obligatory ballad of stadium-sized proportions (BREATHE).

This album draws a line from the dirty rock of Guns N’ Roses to the grandeur of My Chemical Romance (especially on WHEN DEMONS WIN and the rousing title track) and, while for rock aficionados only, it can’t fail to impress. What is it with these talented Scandinavians? Must be the long winter nights…

5 stars